While we're not likely to become vegetarians I do try to incorporate some vegetarian meals into our meal rotation. We have two stumbling blocks to most vegetarian meals that daughter will eat -- they are usually high in carbs and high in fat. She'll eat pasta with Alfredo sauce, baked mac and cheese, or things like that. Probably the lowest fat content in any vegetarian dish she likes is in beans and rice. Still I am very carb sensitive and the doctor wants me to balance carbs with protein in each meal. (Don't get me wrong -- I love each of these meals, but I have been put on alert that if I don't get aggressive about change it is going to be bad.)
Soy is a great way for me to do that in a vegetarian meal. Of course, you saw no soy mentioned in daughter's menu....lol. Last week it dawned on me that I should just add soy to the dishes that she doesn't eat anyway so while we were shopping I picked up a couple of sealed packages of tofu and a couple of bags of veggie crumbles.
Since daughter won't eat chili anyway -- issues with tomatoes.
(no we don't force the issue because hubby's mom was allergic to tomatoes)
I added half a bag to a pot of chili.
(Seems as if chili is becoming a regular Saturday thing, but hubby works late these days
and he is around a lot of people. I always think the spices, peppers and garlic/onions should help
ward off colds...lol)
Sorry for the off color.
1 quart of my home canned beans
1 large onion and 1 bell pepper sauteed in a bit of olive oil
large can of tomatoes with green chilis
small can of diced tomatoes
a few beef bouillon cubes
1/2 cup or so of salsa left in the fridge that needed to be used up
My plans for the last half of the soy crumbles in this bag is to make a cottage pie.
I'm thinking I may be able to get daughter to at least try that.
Then the second bag will be split in half at some point in the future.
I'm thinking I'll make tacos and possibly spaghetti with "meat" sauce.
Do you serve any vegetarian meals? If so, what are your favorites.
I'm always on the look out for something to add to our food rotation.